Paul Steinke, MA, LPC
Received additional training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples
- Earned an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- Licensed as a Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Colorado
Received training in EMDR
- Passionate about creating healthy and life-long relationships for people
Who am I?
With empathy and compassion, I work with individuals and couples to provide practical and experiential solutions to life’s struggles and problems. I seek first to understand and enter into an individual’s story with the care and respect that is deserved. I believe in the potential for each person to change, and for each couple to grow closer in their bond together. Passionate about working through issues people face today, I am excited to walk with each person as they grow into the fullest parts of themselves.
No issue is too messy or problem too challenging to figure out together. I know how hard it is to find help and support when you feel like everything is falling apart around you. My goal is to provide a safe and secure space for you to process and work through whatever it is life has thrown your way right now. I’m comfortable working with high-conflict relationships as well as damaging divorce situations. When life feels out of control you need a safe harbor to be grounded in. I work hard to provide that safe harbor.
My specialities include working with couples dealing with infidelity, communication issues, feeling disconnected, challenges related to parenting and blended families, as well feeling like “roommates” and disconnected. I also specialize in helping work through divorce situations, recovering from a divorce, individuals dealing with anxiety and depression, as well as personal development, growth and issues of spirituality.
I hold an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Colorado. Additionally, I received training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for marriage counseling and couples counseling. I have also been trained in EMDR for working through issues of anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse.
My work with couples began as a wedding photographer in 2006. After years of capturing special moments for newlyweds to enjoy throughout the years of their relationship, I decided I wanted to focus on helping couples create enriched, loving and life-long marriages and relationships instead of being a bystander at the start of their marriage. During this time, I also saw needs in the lives of individual men and women facing an ever changing cultural and relational landscape. With these realizations, I put my camera aside and began my training as a professional counselor.
In my free time I am an avid cyclist and enjoy long rides through out the beautiful landscape of Colorado. I love spending time with my family, which includes a wife and two boys, and journeying through the varied landscapes of marriage and parenthood.
Karibuni is Swahili for “welcome everyone.” Often written on signs in Kenya, or expressed in greeting to guests at one’s home, it conveys genuine hospitality, acceptance and honor. Culturally, the different people groups of East Africa are communal and value relationships. Often times friends and acquaintances drop by each other’s homes unannounced and are welcomed with tea, conversation and friendship. With surprising similarity, complete strangers can approach a foreign door and expect to receive the same type of hospitality that they would experience from a close friend or relative.
The concept of this center, a place where each person can come and feel welcomed and accepted, grew out of my own experience growing up in Kenya and Uganda, where I was exposed to this kind of hospitality. Once welcomed, one can expect to receive their hosts undivided attention. In these situations guests are the priority, and it is an honor to sit with them and converse for hours.